Quotation of the Week 26

The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent Mr Toad. (Keneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908) »

Quotation of the Week 25

“He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” George ernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903 »

Quotation of the Week 20

I have been wondering about the future of education in this country for some time. So, I decided to gather together a few quotes that will help me understand it better. Here they go: “(On Cambridge University…) This place is the Devil, or at least his principle residence, they call it the University, but any other appellation would have suited it much better, for study is the last pursuit of the society; the Master eats, drinks and sleeps, the Fellows drink, dispute, and pun, the emp... »

Quotation of the Week 19

“With history one can never be certain, but I think I can safely say that Aristotle Onassis would not have maried Mrs Khrushchev.” (Gore Vidal, in Sunday Times, 4 June 1989) »

Quotation of the Week 17

“History, like wood, has a grain in it which determines how it splits; and those in authority, besides trying to shape and direct events, sometimes find it more convenient just to let them happen.” (Malcolm Muggeridge, The Infernal Grove, 1975) »

Quotation of the week 15

“History gets thicker as it approaches recent times” (Abba Eban, English History, 1914-1945, 1965) »

Quotation of the Week 12

“History started badly and has been getting steadily worse.” (Goeffrey Williams and Ronald Searle, Down with Skool!, 1953) »

Quotation of the Week 11

“It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.” (Felix Frankfurter, dissenting opinion in United States v. Rabinowitz, 1950) »

Quotation of the Week 10

“People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.” (G.K. Chesterton, in J.A. Gere and John Sparow (eds.), Goeffrey Madan’s Notebooks, 1981) »

Quotation of the Week 9

“History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember” (W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That, 1930) »

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